Grammy nominated singer Kelly Price has become an official advocate for breast cancer through the Susan G. Komen foundation. The issue touches home for Price because her mother and mother-in-law were diagnosed with the disease.
“My husband and I have known each other and been friends since we were 13 years old, so when both my mom and mother in law were diagnosed with breast cancer, it felt like an all-out attack on my family,” states Price. “The news came at the beginning of my career when I was about to launch my very first album. At a time when my family and I would have otherwise been celebrating, we were gripped with fear and uncertainty. After a long hard fight, my mom survived breast cancer and my beloved mother in law succumbed to the disease. This was a turning point in my life. For eight years now, I have been an advocate for breast cancer awareness and early detection and now I am proud to join forces with the LA County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureÂ® in its mission to pursue a world without breast cancer.”
The “Not My Daddy” singer will support Komen as the official ambassador for the Circle of Promise initiative which focuses on ending breast cancer within the African American community. As a spokesperson, Price will appear in public service announcements and grassroots awareness campaigns.